How to add watermarks

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This tip describes how to add watermark text or picture.
Watermark in Word 2016

To add a watermark, follow these steps:

   1.  On the Design tab, in the Page Background group, click Watermark:

Page Background in Word 2016

   2.  Do one of the following:

  • Click a predesigned watermark, such as Confidential or Do Not Copy, in the gallery of watermarks:
    Watermark Gallery in Word 2016
  • Click Custom Watermark... to open the Printed Watermark dialog box:
    Printed Watermark in Word 2016
    • Select Text watermark checkbox.
    • Type the text that you want in the Text box.
    • Format the text that you want and how you want.
    • Click OK.

   3.   To view a watermark as it will appear on the printed page, use Print preview:

  1. If you don't see the watermark applied, click Print Layout in the Views group on the View tab. This also shows how the printed watermark will look:
    Pring Layout in Word 2016
  2. On the File tab, select Print:
Print Watermark Word 2016

See also this tip in French: Comment ajouter des filigranes.

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